[Four Triumphal Arches Erected for the coronation procession of Charles II]
[engraved by David Loggan and published by Thomas Roycroft, 1662]
Four engravings, scarce; 17th century watermark; each sheet approx. 445 x 270mm (17½ x 10½"). Trimmed. Fine engravings of the four arches erected for the procession through London on the occasion of Charles II's coronation in 1661: the Temple of Concord near Wood Street, Cheapside; the Garden of Plenty in Fleet Street; and the Triumphal Arches in Leadenhall Street and near the Royal Exchange in Cornhill. Published in 'The entertainment of His most excellent Majestie Charles II...' (1662) by John Ogilby. Ogilby had obtained exclusive publishing rights for the coronation procession days before it took place, rushing out a simple and unillustrated text in time for the event, and over the next year worked on this sumptuous account with engravings by David Loggan (bap.1634-d.1692), Polish-born engraver who was one of the finest printmakers in London in the later seventeenth century.
[Ref: 42827] £580.00
view all images for this item